New York Times, Tuesday, October 13, 1992

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Flee, feline!" : SCAT
5. Culinarian : CHEF
9. Teases : RIBS
13. Took measured steps : PACED
15. Exceptional : RARE
16. ___ Cinders : ELLA
17. Originate : ARISE
18. Operatic highlight : ARIA
19. Cut out sweets : DIET
20. Gulf of Mexico food fish : REDSNAPPER
22. Assuage : EASE
23. Very, in Metz : TRES
24. Choose : ELECT
26. Scanty : SPARSE
30. Enoch's grandfather : ADAM
31. Meat spread : PATE
32. Strikebreaker : SCAB
35. Parson's house : MANSE
39. Battery terminal : ANODE
41. Ripen : AGE
42. White poplar : ABELE
43. Evil spirit : DEMON
44. Kind of jerk : SODA
46. Diving bird : LOON
47. Ecclesiastic mantle : COPE
49. Score : TWENTY
51. Scapegoat : PATSY
53. Jot : IOTA
55. Possum of comics : POGO
56. TV comic Aaron Chwatt : REDBUTTONS
62. Town in NE Ala. : ARAB
63. Notion, in Nice : IDEE
64. Atelier need : EASEL
65. Descartes or Coty : RENE
66. Bohea and congu : TEAS
67. "___ the Riveter" : ROSIE
68. Despot : TSAR
69. Rival of Dashiell : ERLE
70. "Castle" material : SAND
1. Box : SPAR
2. Solicitude : CARE
3. Kind of test : ACID
4. Hardy heroine : TESS
5. ___ myrtle (showy shrub) : CRAPE
6. "Angelic" instruments : HARPS
7. Lake or canal : ERIE
8. Dreaded : FEARED
9. Like stocks and bonds : REDEEMABLE
10. Type of artery or vein : ILIAC
11. Consecrated : BLEST
12. Glut : SATE
14. Scars on cars : DENTS
21. War god : ARES
25. Tibetan priest : LAMA
26. W.W. I pursuit plane : SPAD
27. Sheet of stamps : PANE
28. Minute quantity : ATOM
29. "The Hunt for ___," Clancy novel : REDOCTOBER
30. Under the covers : ABED
33. Instance : CASE
34. In the past : AGO
36. Inert lamp gas : NEON
37. Vegas depository : SLOT
38. Counting word : EENY
40. A son of Seth : ENOS
45. Aleutian island : ATTU
48. Source of sulfuric acid : PYRITE
50. Dilute : WATER
51. Minute openings : PORES
52. Capital of Guam : AGANA
53. Standard of perfection : IDEAL
54. Corpulent : OBESE
55. Role : PART
57. German river : EDER
58. N.M. art center : TAOS
59. Greek mountain : OSSA
60. No, in Bonn : NEIN
61. Luge or pung : SLED

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